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A Very Merry Giveaway - Over $6,500 In Prizes

It may only be November, but we're starting the giving early at Pretty Presets this year! We’ve put together a "VERY MERRY GIVEAWAY": a giveaway SO big we think you’ll be dreaming about it at night! Because we LOVE our fans so much, one SUPER LUCKY person will have an incredible jump-start on their photography career. PLUS... an AMAZING opportunity to get in on some fabulous BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNTS from our participating vendors. Hurry, these special discounts will only be available through Cyber Monday.   This AMAZING prize package is valued at over $6,500 Winners choice of a Canon 5D.. - Continue Reading

Sale Extended on Lightroom Presets

We've extended our SALE!  Enjoy everything at 30% off in the store today. Below, we've listed our best selling collections in the store, in order, from this weekend. Enjoy and let us know how we can help. Have a wonderful Monday! #1 Clean and Creative on SALE for $27.30 The Clean and Creative Advanced Workflow Collection allows you to create clean edits, then "layer" creative presets to produce your own signature style! With 36 presets in this collection, all which can be mixed-and-matched, you can create an unlimited number of custom combinations for your images. View More Here! #2 Color.. - Continue Reading

25 Gift Ideas for the Camera Lover

Looking for a gift for a photographer in your family? We're here to help! From adorable purses to carry their favorite camera gear in, to delicious snacks to enjoy between editing sessions, to the top-of-the-line equipment they want, we've put together an awesome list of 25 gift ideas. Let's get started: #1 -Mighty Purse Wristlet - $99.99 This wristlet does more than meets the eye. While it DOES have a credit card pocket and a coin compartment, it secretly CHARGES YOUR PHONE! Yes, you read that right. It has a hidden cable compartment that works with all micro-usb smartphones. You can.. - Continue Reading

Using Color Luxe Presets and Brushes

The Color Luxe Collection was the first preset-brush combination collection released at Pretty Presets. The set includes a variety of layering presets plus brushes that were made especially to work in tandem with the presets. This is a quick tutorial to show what is included in the collection and how to use them. A video tutorial at the bottom walks you through two sample edits. The following list shows the various "global" presets, which apply to the image as a whole. The first six are all-in-one presets which give the image a creative look. The next six are different "bases" which give.. - Continue Reading

$100 Off Complete Collection + Free Camera Bag (While Supplies Last)

Free Camera Bag with Purchase of Complete Collection If you've been on the fence about buying presets, then there is no better time than today to buy!  On top of the free bag with the purchase of the Complete Collection, we're offering $100 code to enjoy an additional $100 off.  There are limited quantities available of this bag.  Once they're gone, they're gone and the promotion will be over.  Don't miss out.  View the Complete Collection + Free Camera Bag here!  Use the code "takeoff100" to enjoy $100 off. The Details Free Camera Bag with purchase of Complete Collection  Versatile camera bag.. - Continue Reading

Cyber Monday Offer for November 10th

We wanted to kick off each Monday this month with a fabulous offer that we hope will knock your socks off! Thank you for being a part of our community. Check back on this blog post each Monday for another amazing and limited-time offer. We'll also be posting on facebook, so be sure to follow. Check out our first week! November 10th Maybe you've been holding off on buying the Complete Collection, some of your favorite bundles or are looking to cross someone off your list with a gift card.  Don't wait any longer. With ANY purchase today you'll be.. - Continue Reading

Understanding Shutter Speed and ISO

Understanding Shutter Speed Shutter speed is how fast the camera records the picture or how long the shutter is open. You can also look at shutter speed as how long the light is allowed in. To change your shutter speed, there is usually a black dial on your camera. For my Canon, I have a small dial on top for my shutter speed. Turn the dial to the left for a slower shutter speed and to the right for a faster one. When I am shooting portraits, I keep mine around 125. If I’m shooting toddlers, I increase it. Why?.. - Continue Reading

What Are You Scared Of? Tackle The Exposure Triangle

I have a secret. Well, after this article it won’t be a secret anymore. But I know I will feel better after sharing this with you all. I know there are going to be some of you that can relate. And then there are going to be some of you that will scratch your head and wonder how I could have been so uneducated. I had a great Canon Rebel for a few years that took photos of my kids that I would frame proudly. With this Canon Rebel, I had been asked to shoot a friend’s wedding and several.. - Continue Reading

Opening Lightroom Presets After Installation

So, you purchased your first Lightroom preset collection. You faithfully follow all the instructions and get the preset collection to show in the Presets panel. However, no matter what you do, you can't get the individual presets in the collection to show. What is going on? What went wrong? Nothing! You did great and there is only one last step for you to follow: Click the black triangle that is beside the set name. Many people try to double click on the collection name, and become alarmed when nothing happens. I understand that frustration because on both Macs and PCs we've.. - Continue Reading

View our Pretty Presets Catalog

View or share our current catalog of Pretty Presets! Included is our entire store of presets for Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5 and the Creative Cloud. All of our presets work with both raw and jpeg images. This is a great way browse through our entire store. You can click each collection and view about it. Enjoy and thanks for being here. You can download this catalog to a PDF for easy printing.  You can also share this via email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.  This is great for gift giving ideas!   - Continue Reading

Taking the Mystery Out of the Graduated Filters

Graduated Filters Graduated filters are similar to brushes in that they are local adjustments. However, they differ in that brushes are consistent over the area used, whereas graduated filters are strongest at the edge where you start them and then gradually taper off, giving the image a very real but subtle change. The tool is a cross hair that you put at the point you want the effect to start and then pull across. Adjust local areas of an image by choosing the change you’d like to make, then click on the edge of the area (like the edge of.. - Continue Reading

Fixing Problem Images in Lightroom

Enjoy the replay of our webinar "Fixing Problem Images in Lightroom".  Here are some additional blog posts we think you'll enjoy. 1. Syncing Edits on Multiple Images in Lightroom 2. Exporting Images for Print, Web and Facebook 3. One Setting in Lightroom That Can Make a Big Difference 4. Using the Spot Removal Tool On Small To Medium Sized Areas 5. 3 Ways to Correct White Balance in Lightroom 6. How to Correct Skin Tones in Lightroom 7. Did You Lose Something in Lightroom? How to get it back! 8. How to Smooth Skin In Lightroom 9. How to Layer Lightroom Presets 10. Snapshots vs. Virtual Copies: When and Why.. - Continue Reading